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ăm-ĭcĭo, ĭcui, or ixi, ictum, 4, v. a. (fut. amicibor, Plaut. Pers. 2, 5, 6; perf. only in exs. below; inf. perf. amicisse, Front.) [jacio], to throw round, to wrap about (cf. ἀμφιβάλλω); exclusively of upper garments (on the contr., induere, of clothes put or drawn on; vestire, of those for the protection or ornament of the body): se amicire or pass. amiciri, to throw round, veil one's self.

I. Lit.: amictus epicroco, Naev. ap. Var. 7, 3, 92: palliolatim amictus, Plaut. Ps. 5, 1, 29: amicibor gloriose, id. Pers. 2, 5, 6: pallium, quo amictus, soccos, quibus indutus esset, Cic. de Or. 3, 32: amictus est pallio, Vulg. 1 Reg. 28, 14: amictus togā purpureā, Cic. Phil. 2, 34: qui te togā praetextā amicuit, Brut. ap. Diom. p. 364 P.: celerius mater amixit, Varr. ib.: dum calceabat ipse sese et amiciebat, Suet. Vesp. 21 al.—Poet.: nube umeros (Gr. acc.) amictus, Hor. C. 1, 2, 31; Verg. A. 1, 516: amictus nube, Vulg. Apoc. 10, 1: lumine, ib. Psa. 103, 2: mulier amicta sole, ib. ib. 12, 1; so, (rex) amicietur terrā Aegypti, sicut amicitur pastor pallio suo, ib. Jer. 43, 12.—

II. Trop., of other things, to cover, clothe, wrap up: nive amicta loca, Cat. 63, 70: colus amicta lanā, id. 64, 311: amicitur vitibus ulmus, Ov. P. 3, 8, 13: et piper et quidquid chartis amicitur ineptis, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 270: amicta ossa luridā pelle, id. Epod. 17, 22: amicti vitibus montes, Flor. 1, 16: partem alteram luce, alteram tenebris amicisse Jovem, Fronto, Fer. Als. p. 188.